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THE UNITED STATES PROVIDES MORE THAN $311 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE MAJOR FOOD CRISIS IN THE SAHEL AND WEST AFRICAN REGION

To address growing food insecurity that is already affecting tens of millions of people across West Africa, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $311 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support vulnerable people in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin regions. …

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Coronavirus – Africa: European Union funding boosts COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is supporting the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) to boost COVID-19 vaccination campaigns and increase coverage in 15 African countries. With a total of €16 million from ECHO, WHO is supporting operational and technical aspects …

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Tanzania: AU Member States Urged to Enhance Sustainable Fishing

Livestock and Fisheries Deputy Minister Abdallah Ulega has called on the African Union member states to continue enhancing sustainable fishing since the sector plays an important socio-economic role in building national economies. He said the economies are built through income generation, employment and food security thus supporting multitude of livelihoods. …

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African Management Institute Launches New Francophone Learning Programmes for Senegal and West Africa

African Management Institute

The continent’s leader in business and management training, recently launched a new series of francophone learning programmes to support the growth of small enterprises and provide practical business skills development in Senegal and across francophone West Africa. AMI’s launch event was held in Dakar, Senegal in mid-March, with over 50 …

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Africa: The Key to an Inclusive Recovery? Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Mari Pangestu is the World Bank’s Managing Director for Development Policy and Partnerships and former Minister of Trade of Indonesia. The unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is undeniable: Women have been affected disproportionately, as they dropped out of paid employment at higher rates than men, taking on responsibilities for …

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Africa: Secretary Antony J. Blinken with AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the Signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation Between the United States and the African Union

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning, everyone.  It’s a particular pleasure, Mr. Chairman, to welcome you here to Washington.  After two long years of COVID delays, we are finally together and it is a great pleasure. (Via interpreter)  I’m very happy to meet with you in person, face to face, for these meetings, …

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